Poons: Recent Paintings
New York abstract artist Larry Poons personally selected
the large-scale paintings in the new show at the College
of Saint Rose’s Esther Massry Gallery.
As critic Phyllis Tuchman argues in the accompanying exhibit
essay, Poons’ “latest paintings are bursting with energy.
. . . There’s just so much to relish.”
Pictured is 20-20 And Blue (2008).
Poons: Recent Paintings opens tomorrow (Friday, Feb.
5) at the Esther Massry Gallery (Massry Center for the Arts,
College of Saint Rose, 1002 Madison Ave., Albany) and runs
through March 21. There is also a gallery reception tomorrow
from 5 to 7 PM, and an artist’s lecture at 7 PM in the nearby
Saint Joseph Auditorium (985 Madison Ave., Albany). For
more info, call 454-5102.
Symphony String Quartet
have watched with interest as Cohoes, the scrappy little
city at the end of I-787, has undergone a revival. There
are more signs of “green shoots” this weekend, as the Syracuse
Symphony String Quartet will perform a program of Mozart
and J.S. Bach at the Boght Arts Center.
You know what else is interesting about this show? The fact
that the performers are from west of the Capital
Region. We hardly ever—well, actually, never—get a chance
to see the fine musicians from the Rochester or Buffalo
philharmonic orchestras, or the Syracuse Symphony. So why
not experience something out of the blue, on a Sunday afternoon
The Syracuse Symphony String Quartet will perform Sunday
(Jan. 31) at 4 PM at the Boght Arts Center (583 Boght Road,
Cohoes). Tickets are $20. For reservations and information,
please call 785-ARTS.
been a good long time since (say, the dawn of Green Day)
punk rock was considered synonymous with political anarchism
and real anti-establishment rhetoric. Steeped in the political
angst of the late ’80s, and known to play full sets of Clash
covers, Justin Sane, Pat Thetic, and the rest of Anti-Flag
(pictured) have kept their fists and mohawks in the air.
of PETA, Amnesty International and Greenpeace, the band
have long been vocal opponants of racism, sexism, capitalism,
and pretty much everything the Bush administration tried
to pull on us. Having finished up their “War Sucks, Let’s
Party” tour, this trip through the region is part of “The
Economy Sucks, Let’s Party” tour. It’s a cause like-minded
opening acts Aiden, Cancer Bats, and Star Fucking Hipsters
have thrown their noise behind.
Anti-Flag come to Northern Lights (1208 Route 146, Clifton
Park) on Monday (Feb. 1), with doors at 6 PM. Tickets are
$17. Call 371-0012 for more info.